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Helicopter Tjungurrayi (Aboriginal b.1947)

Helicopter received his namesake in the 1960's as a seriously ill young boy who was picked up out of the Great Western Desert by a chopper. The view of his land from the sky imprinted onto him a memory of endless parallel sand dunes shaped by the natural forces of the sacred Dreamtime stories of old. This unique perspective on his country is conveyed through distinctive parallel lines of vivid colour, however a glimpse beyond the surface reveals the traditional values of his culture shining through in subtle symbolism.